Michael Lewis is the author of the bestsellers Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, and Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, among other books. After graduating from Princeton University and the London School of Economics, Lewis worked on the bond desk at Salomon Brothers, an experience he recounted in Liar’s Poker, his first book. He left the financial world to become a journalist, writing on politics, finance and more for the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, Slate and other publications. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and columnist at Bloomberg View. Lewis is also the author of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood and The New New Thing. Two of his books, The Blind Side and Moneyball, were adapted into Academy Award-nominated films.
“When it comes to narrative skill, a reporter’s curiosity and an uncanny instinct for the pulse of the zeitgeist, Lewis is a triple threat.” —James B. Stewart, The New York Times
“Michael Lewis knows how to tell a story.” —Vanity Fair
Moderator: Tom Bernard
Tom Bernard is the president of the board of Aspen Words and an avid participant in AW’s programs. He is the author of Wall and Mean (Norton 2007), a financial crime novel, and he continues to write fiction. Tom began his thirty-year Wall Street career at Salomon Brothers, where he worked with Michael Lewis, and ended it at Lehman Brothers, where he telecommuted from Aspen from ’02 to ’09. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives in Aspen year-round with his wife Sallie. They have two grown sons.